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Pungo: Tundra Swan, Snow Geese and Photographers





Tundra Swan and Snow Geese migrate from the Arctic to the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in eastern North Carolina each year. The mild temperatures, ample food supply and protected areas are ideally suited for their wintering grounds. As part of an agreement with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, farmers leave half of the crop on the ground as food for these magnificent birds.




As you can see, photographers also flock to the area to capture spectacular scenes like these. We where lucky to see a 'blast off'. So named when thousands of birds suddenly take off in unison, creating a loud noise of flapping wings unlike anything you're ever heard.




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